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Das Brot der frühen Jahre
3.55
it was amazing
Boell's peice of Trummerliteratur examines the life of a young man coming of age in the aftermath of WWII. "He uses repetitive imagery, especially the ...more
May 2007
May 15, 2007
 
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #1)
3.78
it was ok
While this book has been praised by many for its simple style, I frankly found it dull. The mysteries could be solved by a fifth grader and yet the ...more
Mar 2007
Mar 20, 2007
 
The Jungle
3.74
liked it
I was disappointed by this book. Perhaps, I had just built it up too much in my mind as the paradigm-shifting, truth-deconstructing type, and ended up ...more
Jul 2006
Mar 18, 2007
 
Teacher Man (Frank McCourt, #3)
3.75
it was amazing
Frank McCourt writes with a no-frills style. He unabashedly tells his life like it was and is not afraid to let it all hang out. His Irish/NY manner ...more
Jan 2007
Mar 16, 2007
 
Franny and Zooey
3.98
it was amazing
Salinger evokes the snobbishness and pretense that can sometimes be found among something-to-proove types at college. He also explores gritty, ...more
Mar 2007
Mar 18, 2007
 
A Moveable Feast
4.04
it was amazing
If you've ever wanted to live in Paris, if you've ever wanted to be a writer, if you've ever wanted to live a Bohemian lifestyle or that of a starving ...more
May 2007
May 29, 2007
 
Mother Night
4.22
it was amazing
Vonnegut goes off on tangents and returns to whatever his original thought was by starting a new chapter. He writes brisk, uber-satirical chapters ...more
Apr 2007
Apr 12, 2007
 
The Old Man and the Sea
3.77
really liked it
Slow-paced but simultaneously gripping. It's a bit like fly-fishing (or I guess just fishing- the protagonist IS a Cuban fisherman) in that it reads ...more
May 2007
May 29, 2007
 
A Tale of Two Cities
3.84
it was amazing
A classic writer who is excessive. Dickens' style is incredibly engaging and very easy to read. You simultaneously get a taste for the climate in ...more
Jan 2007
Mar 16, 2007
 
The Giver (The Giver, #1)
4.13
liked it
This book reminded me of 1984- but geared towards kids... It's another book about the disasters that accompany the conjecturable world of Utopia.
May 2007
May 29, 2007
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